A New Start #20: The cladding goes on

Blog entry by Tikka posted 04-26-2011 06:21 PM 10545 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Roof and framing Finished (10-04-2011) Part 20 of A New Start series Part 21: Kitchen and ground works 29-04-2011 »

It has been some time since I last posted – My son has visited me from England, My wife came from Finland to inspect the progress, as well as to see me, so it has been a busy 2 weeks, but not too much to show for it in the photographs.

The cedar cladding on the long wall went on really quickly, but we had to remove all the tiles first and re-lay them along with some lead flashing.


The Gable end took quite some time, as I had to do it on my own without any assistance, which more time was spent climbing up an down the scaffolding, than actually laying the boards onto the wall.


The window in the Gable end has also been fitted and siliconed in, along with a stone sill on the outside. You will notice that one board is missing from the left end – this is because I cannot completer the West facing wall yet.


Before we place the cladding onto the wall, I need to install the porch (outside kitchen), before I do that I must lay the concrete foundation, before that I must level the ground at the back of the house properly (we did some of it last year to reduce the soil level close to the house, but now it must be done properly.


IN the photograph below, just left of and behind the willow tree, there is a small mountain of dirt, rubble and whatever (from the previous owner) which we also have to remove – the man with the BIG machine is coming on Friday to sort out all of the ground works.


I still have to lay more grey water (rain) pipes, dig a drainage ditch and scrape away more topsoil for the rebuild of the garage behind the old Garage – but once the porch is erected, then there will be no vehicular access to the back garden until the old garage is removed and rebuilt (thinner and longer).....This is almost becoming a “CATCH 22” scenario.

-- Tony - All things are possible, some things are more difficult than others. -- http://poydatjatuolit.fi

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